Monday 22 January 2018

Daly leads way as 'Comer seal final place

Castlecomer CS 3-9
Kilkenny CBS 0-10

Castlecomer hit the ground running in Palmerstown yesterday and never relented to book a final showdown with St Kieran's.

Stephen Daly slotted two early frees for 'Comer and they galloped six clear when Luke Maher smashed home a goal to make it 1-3 to 0-0. CBS fought back with two pointed frees from Danny Lenihan followed by points from Eoin McGrath and Joe Keoghane, as they reduced the deficit to three.

The winners were unconcerned as Daly goaled in the 27th minute and 'Comer went in at half-time leading by 2-4 to 0-5.

The gap shot up when Daly notched his second goal and colleagues Maher and Eoin Bergin added further scores as 'Comer sealed a comfortable win.

Scorers -- Castlecomer CS: S Daly 2-2 (0-2f), L Maher 1-2, E Bergin 0-3, R Moran, C Dwyer 0-1 each. Kilkenny CBS: D Lenihan 0-5f, E McGrath 0-3f, J Keoghane, M Houlihan 0-1 each.

Castlecomer CS -- D Breen; K Delaney, D Moran, R Healy; R

Kinsella, B Cahill, D Dunne; P Keating, R Moran; S McDermott, EBergin A Carron; L Maher, C Dwyer, S Daly. Subs: N Callinan, EBrennan, G Dunne

Kilkenny CBS -- B Cantwell; M Croghan, C Doyle, E Cody; J Langton, E McGrath, S Cassin; E Fennelly, M Houlihan; M Clifford, S Cuddihy; D Lenihan; P Vickery, W O'Connor, J Keoghane. Subs: S Tynan, K Kenny, R Fitzpatrick.

REF -- J Guinan (Kilkenny).

St Flannan's 2-11

DLS Waterford 1-6

Dylan casey bagged seven points as St Flannan's cruised to victory in Thurles.

St Flannan's hurled better in all parts of the field, from the superb Conor Clancy at full-back, through the spine of centre-back David Conroy and Martin O'Leary in midfield, and impressive forwards Casey, Stephen Ward and Shane O'Donnell.

SCORERS -- St Flannan's: D Casey 0-7 (0-4f), D Gregan, S O'Donnell 1-0 each, S Ward 0-2, B Duggan, J Barry 0-1 each. DLS Waterford: D Flynn 1-3 (0-3f), B OSullivan 0-2, J McCarthy 0-1.

St Flannan's -- E Darragh; McMahon, C Clancy, M McGuane; A McGuane, D Conroy, C Moloney; M O'Leary, C MacMathuna; D Casey, S Ward , D Gregan; B Duggan, S O'Donnell, J Barry. Subs: N Murray for D Gregan, A Keane for C MacMathuna.

DLS Waterford -- A Gleeson; S Kerwick, K Walsh, S Keogh; R Dawson, A O'Sullivan, S O'Neill; P Fitzgerald, C Sheehan; D Flynn, B O'Sullivan, D Foley; A Farrell, T Mullally, D Walshe. Subs: B O'Keeffe for C Sheehan, J McCarthy for A Farrell, D Kavanagh for D Foley.

REF -- J Ryan (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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